News

Experience Colorado’s Colorful Wildflowers at Crested Butte’s Wildflower Festival July 11-23, 2016 and Meet Linda and Bernie Nagy, authors of the Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide.

Aspen Sunflowers Bernie Nagy Photographer Case's Corydalis Colorado Wildflowers Crested Butte Linda Nagy Author Pocket Field Guide Rocky Mountain Research Lab Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide Rocky Mountains Silvery Lupine wildflower book wildflower identification

This year is proving to be a spectacular year for wildflowers. Along roadways, trails, and in fields and in high country meadows, colorful blooms can be seen everywhere in abundance. Perhaps one of the best places to see and learn about wildflowers is at Crested Butte, the wildflower capital of Colorado. Since 1986, the town has hosted a wildflower festival. This year’s week-long event takes place July 11-23 with additional events continuing through August. Even if you don’t attend scheduled events that are well worth the price, you can travel the back roads on your own to enjoy fantastic wildflower...

Read more →


Early Summer Wildflowers Abound at Green Mountain State Park, Reynolds Park, and Golden Gate State Park near Denver, Colorado.

Bernie Nagy Photographer Colorado Native Plant Society colorado trails conifer colorado denver Fairy Slipper Frisco Golden Colorado Lakewood Colorado Linda Nagy Author Pocket Field Guide Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Rocky Mountains Summit County wildflower book wildflower identification Wildflower Photography

From mid-June through mid-July a wide array of wildflowers can be discovered at Green Mountain State Park, along the wood-shaded trails at Reynolds Park and along the mountain trails at Golden State Park.  All three parks are near Denver making them great destinations for day hikes.      Sugarbowl and Wallflowers              Cutleaf Anemone         Blue Mist Penstemon The plants shown here were photographed at the parks and are just a few of the 272 wildflowers pictures and described in the newly published Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide by Linda Nagy, who received...

Read more →


Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Guide Book signing on June 10th at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco, Summit County, Colorado.

Breckenridge Central Rockies CIPA EVVY Awards Colorado High country. Colorado Native Plant Society Colorado State Flower Colorado Wildflowers Denver Botanical Gardens Dillon Early summer wildflowers Fairplay Frisco Glacier Lily Identifying Wildflowers indian paint brushes Linda Nagy Linda Nagy Artist Mosquito Range nature photography photographing wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflower Field Guide Rocky Mountain wildflowers Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide Rocky Mountains South Park South Park books Southern Rockies Spiderwort Summit County wildflower book wildflower identification wildflower identyfication Wildflower Photography

The expanded new edition 272- page Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide will be featured at a special evening book signing event on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 5 to 8PM at the “Next Page” Book Store on Main Street in Frisco, Colorado. Authors and Publishers Bernie and Linda Nagy will be there to personally sign books during the event. Their latest book recently received several 5 star ratings from top reviewers on Amazon.       Along with the Nagy’s, renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder will be at the book store at the same time to sign his recently published Colorado...

Read more →


Green Mountain Park, a Hidden Gem near Denver, Colorado Offers Great Wildflower Viewing and Hiking and Biking Trails by Early Summer.

470 bypass Alameda Blanketflower Colorado Tourism Denver Denver attractions Denver Botanical Gardens Early summer wildflowers Foothills Hiking Colorado Lakewood Mariposa Lily Paintbrushes photographing wildflowers Red Rock State Park Rocky Mountain wildflowers Rocky Mountains Southern Rockies Spiderwort wildflower book wildflower identyfication Wildflower Photography Yucca

Green Mountain is where the Great Plains meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Hayden Green Mountain Park in Lakewood has wildflower-lined bike and hiking trails and open meadows filled with flowers. There are also spectacular views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. Only twenty minutes from Denver, this large park has over 2,400 acres to explore.  Last year in mid-June I took a Native Plant Master Course at the park. Our group learned common names, scientific names, family names, environmental relationships and uses for 40 to 50 plants.    Some of the stand out flowers from these field trips...

Read more →


Colorado Author, Linda Nagy, Earns Colorado Flora Certificate.

2014 Moonbeam Award 2014 USA Best Book Award Bernie Nagy Photographer Blanket Flower Central Rockies Colorado Native Plant Society Colorado State Flower Colorado Wildflowers Harebell Identifying Wildflowers Linda Nagy Author nature photography Rocky Mountain Wildflower Field Guide Rocky Mountain wildflowers Rocky Mountains Southern Rockies wildflower identyfication Wildflower Photography

In December 2015, Linda Nagy received her Colorado Flora Certificate. “While I was researching and writing Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide in 2013, I joined the Colorado Native Plant Society and began taking their scientific courses to increase my knowledge of the wildflower flora in Colorado. The Colorado Native Plant Society has excellent resources, data bases, and knowledgeable teachers to provide information on Colorado’s more than 2500 different plant species,” said Linda. In 2013, Linda began taking courses both indoors in classrooms and outdoors on nature trails and completed her work in 2015.      To earn the certificate it is necessary to...

Read more →